The Bandicoot Returns - The Crash for Smash Thread

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I saw a video that had a screenshot of crash team racing, and to the side there was a very female bandicoot like arm. Has anyone here seen that one? I think that means some sort of female bandicoots are in, maybe Tawna, maybe the trophy girls, maybe both
Haven't seen it, would you mind showing the evidence in question?
 

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Haven't seen it, would you mind showing the evidence in question?
The video talked about this tweet from May, which spotted this from the trailer.

 
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Activision just shadow-dropped a CTR NF Mini Direct.

 

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Activision just shadow-dropped a CTR NF Mini Direct.

Wait wait WAIT!. Was that Tawna.. and someone else as unlockable?!?!
 

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Hey uhh KirbyWorshipper2465 KirbyWorshipper2465 ....
Tawna & the Trophy Girls are up in this house (albeit as DLC, but regardless). :seuss:
Also SPYRO! And you wouldn't believe it, but they're actually pulling a Mario Kart, cuz we will also be getting Baby Crash & Coco.
...dafuq is Baby Crash and Coco? Did they seriously pulled a Mario Kart here? -_-

It would make sense to have N. Bro, Koala, and Nina as a pack since they're aligned to Cortex in some way. Just hope they don't give him a baby form as well
 
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Hey uhh KirbyWorshipper2465 KirbyWorshipper2465 ....
Tawna & the Trophy Girls are up in this house (albeit as DLC, but regardless). :seuss:

Also SPYRO! And you wouldn't believe it, but they're actually pulling a Mario Kart, cuz we will also be getting Baby Crash & Coco, no joke.

And I thought this day couldn't get any better than this with Banjo's reveal. YES, YES, YES. :joyful:

Even with the baby clones, this roster is now perfect. Well, aside from no N. Brio, anyway, but I ain't complaining.
 
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I find it funny how we're getting younger versions of Crash and Coco but not Cortex when they literally have a younger version of him in Twinsanity.
And that's literally the ending in Crash 3 with Baby him and N. Trophy. If anything they should have just made those, who have existing N. Sane models, into characters, but uh bold stylistic choices and aping Mario Kart I guess.
 

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I'm thinking about the possibility of there still being characters that weren't revealed that are just waiting to be unlocked and discovered when the game comes out.
 
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CTR NF stuff looks hype. Glad the Trophy Girls found a way into the game that is better than what they were before.

In other news, as of now Crash is second for chance and want in the RTC thread! Crash has gone a long way since the earliest days where he was a liked but controversial character. Now he has a whopping 77.95% want score overall!
 
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I'm thinking about the possibility of there still being characters that weren't revealed that are just waiting to be unlocked and discovered when the game comes out.
That seems likely. Ever since the game got announced, Beenox has casually revealed things left and right, so we probably still haven't seen everything yet. Only about a couple weeks left before we find out for sure.
 

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With Banjo in, I think 'Crash Smash' is very likely, he feels like a natural next step for a second western character.

I don't even know what to say about Crash, everything about him feels so intuitive in Smash already, it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see him fitting in.

On a side note, the CTR win theme is kinda perfect for a Smash Victory theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bbwOxrZGg
 
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Between Eight in Smash, the F4 in UA3 and this recent load of CTR NF news, I am even more hyped to pick the latter game this month.

And the fact that the only one left for me in Smash is now Crash feels great. Hopefully he gets in this Fighter Pass.
 
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Apparently they confirmed on stream that CTTR characters will be available via grandprix races later on, so this all but confirms Nina for Nitro-Fueled.
Sweet. One thing I wonder is if they'll go with younger!Nina (pre-Crash of the Mutants), teen!Nina or a mixture of both, in terms of design.

Hell, I would laugh if even Hog gets included at the rate things are going.
 
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Go ahead and throw me on the support list. After Banjo, Crash feels like one of the few characters left that could be a megaton announcement.

I don't know how good his chances are with Activision but I would be pretty stoked to see him, especially since he feels like one of the few potential characters that isn't a humanoid fighter.
 
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Go ahead and throw me on the support list. After Banjo, Crash feels like one of the few characters left that could be a megaton announcement.

I don't know how good his chances are with Activision but I would be pretty stoked to see him, especially since he feels like one of the few potential characters that isn't a humanoid character.
Activision actually wants Crash in Smash and currently has a great relationship with Nintendo!
 
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I feel that Crash Bandicoot is highly likely now due to these reasons:

>Activision wants him in
>Popular both in the West and Japan
>Currently a flagship Activision property due to how great it sells
>Has a good chunk of cool titles on Nintendo systems
>Returned forever around 2017 (same year DQXI released)
>West picks are now highly likely
>Nintendo considers Crash an icon
>The current relationship between Activision and Nintendo is wonderful
>He and Spyro are getting all of their new games on Switch
>Moveset potential
>Cool music to bring in
>Stage potential like the Time Twister from Warped
>Crash vs Sonic vs Mario
 
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Where have Activision said they wanted him in? I heard two Acti guys say on a stream that Crash in Smash would be cool pre-Ultimate reveal Post-March Switch reveal.

Crash's revival popularity, in the US at least, coincided with Joker's and Eleven's in 2017, and assuming the DLC was decided sometime up to early November in 2018, they could have given him a look even if it took until like November for N Sane to release on Switch in Japan. Activision and Nintendo previously worked together for Skylanders, and in 2018, Activision managed to successfully release N Same on the Switch from an employee playing around with it, and announce a new game coming to multiple platforms including Switch simultaneously. Crash seemed to keep recognition in Japan, what with the Famitsu 30th anniversary art and his song placement in an upcoming Japanese Game Music event. He could totally be another pair with a more Japanese rep, maybe that's where Nintendo's going with this. Maybe they'd like to see a more general (not already Nintendo associated?) Western character as well? Does he have much competition that's also beloved in Japan and not Microsoft-tied?

Sure like Banjo he's also a Western 3rd party, goofy and cartoony animal mascot platformer rep, but if we can get two JRPG animesque sword and Spellcaster men with extreme Japanese popularity, I don't see why we couldn't also get that.

I don't know if Japan specifically had as much of a "Mario Vs Sonic Vs Crash" thing going on to factor into the inclusion, but Sonic's rivalry seemed to be important at least :p
 

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They did? Guess the other two are gonna be playable as well!

Still need N. Brio, Koala Kong, Komodo Moe, and Rilla Too
Speaking of Brio, I've thought of a theory earlier today.

What if instead of being regular alt skins, he simply turns into monster forms? That'd be a neat way to sneak in his frog form from Twinsanity, depending on how scaling is handled.
 

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Quick question: what's the easiest game to get through out of the Crash N. Sane Trilogy? I figure I should start somewhere, but Crash 1's difficulty ramped up pretty quickly for me, so I'm not sure if I should try to focus on beating 2 or 3 once I've finished replaying Banjo-Kazooie.
 
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Quick question: what's the easiest game to get through out of the Crash N. Sane Trilogy? I figure I should start somewhere, but Crash 1's difficulty ramped up pretty quickly for me, so I'm not sure if I should try to focus on beating 2 or 3 once I've finished replaying Banjo-Kazooie.
I think 3 would be the easiest. The motorcycle levels were a bit annoying but everything else was really easy.

And yeah the first Crash is definitely the hardest of the three games. I nearly went N. Sane insane with Native Fortress and Slippery Climb.
 
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